Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning courses develop critical thinking skills using mathematical and statistical concepts (i.e., formulas, graphs, tables, models, and schematics) to analyze and make sense of data, patterns, and relationships. By learning to evaluate problems using quantitative reasoning, students will be better equipped to make well-supported decisions in personal, academic, and workplace situations 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are able to interpret quantitative information (i.e., formulas, graphs, tables, models, and schematics) and draw inferences from them.
  2. Given a quantitative problem, students are able to formulate the problem quantitatively and use appropriate arithmetical, algebraic, and/or statistical methods to solve the problem.
  3. Students are able to evaluate logical arguments using quantitative reasoning.
  4. Students are able to communicate and present quantitative results effectively.

Required: One approved course. Before selecting a course, please verify your degree requirements as many majors require a specific course to meet this requirement.

Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the Catalog.

Creating a Mason Core Quantitative Reasoning Course?

-Download the Curriculum Map for Quantitative Reasoning

-Visit the Mason Core Submission Instructions page

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